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Experts outline the risks to society, when the fear of coronavirus descends to racism

Western Sydney University experts are speaking out in condemnation of the racism that has been directed at Chinese Australians as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.


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Nominees announced for 2020 Women of the West Awards

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2020 Women of the West Awards. Twenty remarkable women have been nominated for their substantial contributions to the Western Sydney community.

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Western Sydney University and Frasers Property Australia announce architecture scholarship for women

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the launch of a $60,000 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) scholarship for women, supported by Frasers Property Australia.

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Research sends five young people on expedition to care for Antarctica’s future

Five young leaders from Antarctic ‘gateway cities’ will travel to the continent as part of an international research project led by Western Sydney University with its partners.

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ARC Linkage funds research on early warning system for bushfires

The Federal Government has announced new funding for Western Sydney University researchers to develop a system for reliably forecasting the potential for bushfires.


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New study links swipe-based dating apps to poor mental health

Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney has found people using swipe-based dating apps (SBDAs) experience especially higher rates of psychological distress than non-users.


Western Sydney needs a safe drug injecting facility

Western Sydney should have a safe injecting facility to help tackle the emerging opioid crisis in Sydney.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: Lessons from the Great Depression: how to prevent evictions in an economic crisis

The queues of unemployed people outside Centrelink offices in recent days are reminiscent of the dole queues seen across Australia during the Great Depression of the 1930s.


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Opinion: Why housing evictions must be suspended to defend us against coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is a double crisis affecting public health and the economy. And both aspects are playing out in our housing system – in our homes.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University welcomes inaugural Dean of Engineering

Western Sydney University’s inaugural Dean of the School of Engineering, Professor Michail (Mike) Kagioglou, will begin at the Kingswood Campus on 9 March.


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Western Sydney University named employer of choice for gender equality

Western Sydney University has once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the 15th consecutive year.